IISc scientists propose new force sensor
The proposed sensor uses a special crystal with specific resonation characteristics that can sense these tiny forces.
Sensors that detect small forces are used in the fields of chemical sensing, bio-sensing, temperature sensing, humidity sensing, pressure sensing and stress sensing.
An eight-member team from the Department of Electrical Communication Engineering and the Center for Nano Science and Engineering headed by Prof T Srinivas, associate professor, Department of Electrical Communication Engineering, IISc, is behind this innovation.
“Though not the first of its kind, it is a novel innovation nevertheless. It is better than the existing ones as it has greater sensitivity,” said Prof Srinivas. With the right additions and refinement, this proposal can be adopted to any field that requires sensing nanoscale forces, said a release from IISc.